CHARLESTON, Wv. - Less than one week remains for West Virginia residents to register for disaster assistance to help with losses caused by the late-June/early-July derecho. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging everyone in the 20 affected counties to apply by Monday, November 19.
There are two ways to begin the application process. Residents may call FEMA’s toll-free registration number at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairment 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Residents may also register online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Monday, Nov. 19 is the last day to apply for assistance for those affected by the straight-line storms of late-June/early-July in the following disaster-designated counties: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Roane, Tyler, Webster, and Wood.
FEMA‘s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.